Disney Princess Party with Belle – Part One

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    Belle Princess Party table decorations, food, decor, and favors   this year my daughter has had the pleasure of making some of the sweetest new friends. as the school year is coming to a close, i wanted to take an opportunity to have them all over for a special party and let them (and their amazing moms) know how much they have meant to us this year.

let me rewind a bit first – in california, the cut off date is changing for kindergarten. to make a long story short, aubrey’s birthday is in november so she was not able to move up with the friends she had been attending preschool with. she (and i) watched as her friends moved on to a new school, new grade, and new experiences. unfortunately, this also left her in a bit of a predicament: she was too old for the preschool but too young for kindergarten. the school district provided us with a transitional program called t-k. i spent some time observing this new classroom and fell in love with the teacher and the cirriculum, but this also meant that she would be starting over at a new school on the other side of town, in an afternoon program, and we didn’t know anyone who would be in her class. i will totally admit here that i wasn’t just sad for her – i was sad too! drop off and pick up are sometimes the only ‘adult’ conversations i have all day! all of my friends would be back on the other side of town, planning play dates, chatting at pick up, and all have the same am kindergarten schedule. even if unintentional, i knew we would be out of the loop and would miss them terribly. ultimately, this program would provide her with the best schooling possible, it was free, and i was confident she would make friends quickly… so it was the clear best choice for her future.

but to be honest – i was pretty convinced i wouldn’t make friends. have you ever noticed on the playground when your kids run up to other kids introduce themselves and then are best buddies minutes later? innocent, confident, and without social insecurities – making friends is a breeze for my kiddos. yeah… its not so much like that as adults. i would even consider myself outgoing and social, but it TOTALY gets harder as you get older! between graduate programs and the military i have started over my fair share of times – and each time gained new and amazing friends… but this time it was an unexpected change and i wasn’t ready for it!

over the first few days of school i noticed a handful other moms who would stay and play after school and coincidentally, their daughters were also the friends that aubrey was making at school. it was a natural fit since our girls were getting along so great, and as the weeks wore on our friendship grew as well. i started to realize that we ALL were displaced at this new school in this new program and we ALL were searching for friends for our girls (and secretly for us too!). these girls have become aubrey’s very dear friends. and their moms have become mine.   recently, i was reflecting on how grateful i am for them. i know this is a special moment in time – and that next year they will probably be divided up into different classes (we are all going to the same school but there will be 4 kindergarten classes). it totally reminds me of that song ‘make new friends but keep the old ones’ – i’m sure we will make new friends, i’m sure we will see each other, and i’m sure we will still get together. but this little moment in time and our perfectly aligned schedules probably won’t happen again. and that is okay – change is okay. but i wanted to do something to cement in their minds how special this is and how special they are to both aubrey and i. so what better way to celebrate sweet little girls and their amazing moms than with a princess party?! so that is just what i did.   Princess Party Dress up

…and i may or may not have convinced one of the moms to dress up like Belle…

… and i may have called it ‘brunch with Belle’ and accidentally served mostly desserts. whoops…

… oh and i may have taken 400 pictures or so….

yep. i’m officially crazy… but at least they will remember this forever!

{note: party details are in the second post and links to find products / vendor credits are both throughout the text as well as at the end of each post for you!}

 Belle Princess Party dessert table   Beauty and the Beast Sugar Cookies - Belle Princess Party Dessert   Yellow Rose Cake Pops for Princess Party Dessert Table   Fruit Cups for a Party table   Orange Curry Chicken Salad Sanwiches   Princess Party Ideas   Strawberry yogurt breakfast parfaits Rose Cupcakes for a Belle Princess Party   Princess Party drink Ideas   Princess Party Ideas with Belle!   Belle Adult dress   Princess Party Table setting ideas and decorations   Belle Princess Party Flowers   Princess Party ideas Princess party favor station Princess Party Favor Bags   Princess Party with Belle   Bunch with Belle - Princess Party ideas   Princess Party Ideas   Rose favor boxes - Princess Party favor boxes Princess Party Favor Ideas - Rose Favor Box   Princess party ideas- food decorations and more

GET THE LOOK FROM TARGET

paper plates  |  place mats  |  cups  |  insulated cups |  favor bags  |  napkins

Belle dress  |  Belle shoes  |  Belle tiara  |  Belle purse  | Hair Accessory Kit

VENDORS

Auntie Bea’s Bakery – cookies & cupcakes

Piggy Bank Parties – rose favor boxes

Evie & Mallow – cake pops, chocolate covered rose oreos

LolliPics – custom edible image lollipops (using design from Love the Day)

Jelly Belly – Favor bar

Oriental Trading – Jelly Belly favor bar containers

Made in the Shade – tables, chairs, linens, cake stands

Stems – floral arrangements

TomKat studio – striped straws, polka dot fruit cups

The Flair Exchange – tassel garland

Party Food for Girls – chicken salad recipe, marshmallow recipe, and meringue recipe

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would you believe me if i told you that this was only HALF of the party?

of course you would. you know me so well. i just can’t help myself!!!!!

check out the other half of the princess party – brunch with belle here

Belle Princess Party - ideas, decorations, food, activities, and more

see the other half of the princess party – brunch with belle here

Comments

  1. This is so sweet, Mindy!

  2. What an incredibly gorgeous party!!! I just love all the fun and beautiful treat ideas, table setting and those fabulous rose favor boxes!!! My daughter would absolutely love this… as do I! ♥

  3. Tiffany Zabel says:

    Love this! You have now inspired me to take my parties to the next level.

  4. I love this!!

  5. This looks like every girl’s dream party! How adorable! I love that you mixed store bought items with handmade things. I’ve been using store-bought items from Target a lot more to make my parties a bit easier and more budget-friendly and they are still lovely.

  6. What a sweet party! I absolutely love it and the facial expressions of the kids say it all they are just precious!

  7. This is beyond fabulous, Mindy…. I love everything about it!

  8. This is amazing! I love every detail of it! Those cupcakes look delicious, I am in LOVE with the cupcakes stands, I love how you dressed up the cutlery, the princess table settings are so sweet…okay, I could go on all day here. Fabulous job!

    • Looks like a great party for any little girl…They love to dress up like princesses plus loved the ideas you demo’d. Really like that you served healthy foods in a fun and fancy way..

  9. Laurie Rudolph says:

    Blew me away. You really did a beautiful job. I like target too…and they have wheelchairs can use. I wanted to jump the the screen and help myself to the sandwiches. I think you can do anything and do it well.

  10. LOVE!! Super cute!!

  11. Mindy, this is the sweetest party ever! Great theme idea–so perfect for the little ladies:) Beautiful job!

  12. Just so you know, I seriously am dying at how much I want to attend this party. :) Fantastic job Mindy. Really really really!

  13. Super duper cute!! LOVE the colors and desserts!! Your little princess is beautiful too! :)

  14. So adorable as always, Mindy! We used the rose favor boxes for Cami’s Disney princess party last year – LOVE!! The girls look like they all had a blast! So fun. XO

  15. Christie says:

    OhMyGoodnessss! Super Sweet! Love every detail! <3

  16. This party is SPECTACULAR! I love everything. WOW!

  17. Beautiful! Love the tablecloth!

  18. Such a complete and fun princess party! I love the cupcake cake stands what a beauty! I agree with Jessica, I love how you combined the store party supplies with handmade. Worked out great.

  19. I so miss the princess stage. :) Thanks for a sweet walk down memory lane–just love seeing little girls in all their princess finery having tea parties!

  20. I absolutely love those rose cupcakes! Every detail is PERFECT!

  21. Such a lovely party Mindy!

  22. Katie @ Dime Party Divas says:

    Everything is lovely Mindy! Especially love the cookies and cake pops. A party any princess would be thrilled to be at! (Especially mine!)

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